So my new novel, the ghost story, is proceeding well. I’m about two-thirds or more through and should have it complete, all things being equal, by the time I return to work mid next week. I’ve also done some research on traditional publishing and literary agents so when January is done and most open for submissions again I shall pursue that for the third novel while simultaneously getting the ghost story manuscript assessed and edited.
So that’s all good! 🙂 But possibly the most important resolution I made was to get balance back in my blogging life. While I love it, when also juggling a ridiculously busy job characterised by very long hours, the blogging becomes like a work extension rather than a joy. So to re-balance that I’ve made a decision – I shall only schedule poems for one every three days for the next few months at least (as work will be particularly busy in the first half of 2014). I will still try to drop in to WordPress and keep up with other blogs each day, but if I don’t get here every day it won’t seem so odd if I’m not around (mind you, for all I know none of you may notice anyway, LOL, but I’m just letting you know in case you do!!)
So, I will be around,and I’ll probably sometimes just write a poem on a day one isn’t scheduled and post it, and I’ll keep up with mindlovemisery’s Sunday prompts, but overall I’ll be around less for the next few months. I’ve read a few blog posts about people considering whether to keep on with their blogs and their writing in 2014 lately. I fully intend to do so but to make it more balanced.
That way the joy in doing it and networking with you all should return in full force! 🙂
So, no poem is scheduled for tomorrow, so unless the spirit moves me (which is unlikely as I’m madly obsessed with writing my novel right now) you’ll see the next poem posted in three days time. Hope you still drop in to read the poems, even if they aren’t as regular/frequent. 🙂 🙂